Utah's best prep wrestlers to compete at 2014 Simplii All-Star Match

By Brian Preece

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Jan. 3 2014 1:45 p.m. MST

Then at 170 pounds look for an entertaining affair as Maple Mountain’s Kimball Bastian battles Juab’s Dalton Harmon. Bastian won the Reno Tournament of Champions and is a returning state champion while Harmon placed second in 3A last season. Harmon’s best win this season was when he knocked off Salem Hill’s Jacob Armstrong in the championship finals at the Skyhawk Showdown.

Armstrong, a returning 4A state champion, has since dropped down to 160 pounds, placing second at Reno. He will also compete in this event and will take on Pleasant Grove’s Baily Carlson, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the 5A ranks.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Utah Valley wrestling program. Prior to the high school event slated to start at 7 p.m., there will be five matches featuring some top junior high and middle school talent. These matches commence at 6:15 p.m.

Here are the scheduled matches:

106 pounds — Cameron Hunsaker (American Fork-5A) vs. Jaxon Cole (North Summit-2A)

106 pounds — Nelson Jones (Pleasant Grove-Wildcard) vs. Cooper Skinner (Bear River-3A)

106 pounds — Braiden Parker (Wasatch-4A) vs. David Van Tassell (Duchesne-1A)

113 pounds — Kyson Levin (Pleasant Grove-5A) vs. Josh Allen (Delta-2A)

113 pounds — Tanner Cox (Maple Mountain-4A) vs. Brock George (Syracuse-Wildcard)

113 pounds — Cameron Dickinson (Richfield-3A) vs. Tanner Jeffries (Wayne-1A)

120 pounds — Ryan Hansen (Maple Mountain-4A) vs. Matt Lee (South Summit-2A)

120 pounds — Chandler Strand (Herriman-5A) vs. Jayden Pentz (Morgan-3A)

120 pounds — Josh Jensen (Payson-Wildcard) vs. Brady Farnsworth (Altamont-1A)

126 pounds — Riley Loveless (Payson-3A) vs. Ben Anderson (Pleasant Grove-5A)

126 pounds — Kedric Coonis (Uintah-Wildcard) vs. Trent Kelly (Maple Mountain-4A)

126 pounds — Bracken Lovell (Delta 2A) vs. Hunter Bowring (Monticello-1A)

132 pounds — Dusty Hone (Cedar City-3A) vs. Taylor LaMont (Maple Mountain-4A)

132 pounds — Jaydon Rogers (Fremont-5A) vs. McCrae Thatcher (Millard-2A)

132 pounds — Zach Allen (Piute-1A) vs. Andrew Bartholomew (American Fork-Wildcard)

138 pounds — Matt Findlay (Alta-5A) vs. Johnny O'hearon (Maple Mountain-4A)

138 pounds — Hagen Loveless (Payson-3A) vs. Brandon Musselman (Monticello-1A)

138 pounds — Victor Almanza (Delta-2A) vs. Greg Lamb (Corner Canyon-Wildcard)

145 pounds — Branson Ashworth (Spanish Fork-4A) vs. Beau Blackham (Uintah-3A)

145 pounds — Teague Vigil (Syracuse-5A) vs. Cameron Killian (Maple Mountain-Wildcard)

145 pounds — Dillon Thurston (North Sevier-2A) vs. Preston Stephenson (Wayne-1A)

152 pounds — Matt Williams (Box Elder-4A) vs. Brendon Sorenson (North Sevier-2A)

152 pounds — McKay Prince (Hurricane-3A) vs. Cole Eldredge (Monticello-1A)

152 pounds — Colton Marshall (Layton-5A) vs. Walker Van Tassell (Salem Hills-Wildcard)

160 pounds — Jacob Armstrong (Salem Hills 4A) vs. Bailey Carlson (Pleasant Grove-5A)

160 pounds — Lucas Batin (Dixie-3A) vs. Jordan Wengreen (Mountain Crest-Wildcard)

160 pounds — Tyler Gamble (Millard-2A) vs. Dakota Clark (Rich-1A)

170 pounds — Kimball Bastian (Maple Mountain-5A) vs. Dalton Harmon (Juab-3A)

170 pounds — TJ Wind (Pleasant Grove-5A) vs. Rylee Foy (Altamont-1A)

170 pounds — Travis Gillman (Beaver-2A) vs. Kaden Campbell (Union-Wildcard)

182 pounds — Micah Gill (Mountain View-4A) vs. Will Lang (West-5A)

182 pounds — Dylan Brown (Manti-2A) vs. Wyatt Koelling (Davis-Wildcard)

182 pounds — Austin Wilcox (Monticello-1A) vs. Hunter Neville (Desert Hills-3A)

195 pounds — Breckin Gunter (Box Elder-4A) vs. Cody Stevenson (Desert Hills-3A)

195 pounds — Landon Brown (Layton-5A) vs. David Schena (Delta-2A)

195 pounds — Clay Moss (Jordan-Wildcard) vs. Tony Brown (Altamont-1A)

220 pounds — Roy Nash (Taylorsville-5A) vs. Colton Grossaint (Kearns-4A)

220 pounds — Austin Taylor (Pleasant Grove-Wildcard) vs. Derek Johnson (Payson-3A)

220 pounds — Jesse Durrant (North Sevier-2A) vs. Rowdy Josie (Panguitch-1A)

285 pounds — Zac Dawe (Pleasant Grove-5A) vs. Cole Mair (Uintah-3A)

285 pounds — Micah Ngatuvai (Mountain View-4A) vs. Brackin Stringham (Lehi-Wildcard)

285 pounds — Brenz Staples (North Summit-2A) vs. Hawken Cornia (Rich-1A)

Junior high 75 pounds — Gavin Ayotte vs. Van Bray

Junior high 90 pounds — Gentry Warner vs. Zak Kohler

Junior high 115 pounds — Taten Ringel vs. Brandyn Van Tassell

Junior high 130 pounds — Zac Musselman vs. Cole Moody

Junior high 135 pounds — Brock Hardy vs. John Manning

Brian Preece is a freelance sports writer and was the head wrestling coach at Provo High School from 1994 to 2006.